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Genetic Counseling Assistant - Simmons Cancer Center

Job Number: 74144
Categories: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 867507 - SCC-CANCER GENETICS
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in science or health related field.

Job Duties


Enter patient data in Cancer Gene Connect Database.


Coordinate and research all insurance coverage for genetic testing for patients.

Prepare letters of medical necessity with guidance from genetic counselor.


Contact laboratories to determine status of all genetic tests that are ordered on a regular basis.


Assist with clinic flow, including managing coordination of joint visits with genetic counselors and physicians.


Contact laboratories to deternine all necessary steps of gene testing for specific genes. Complete test requisition forms.


Prepare blood samples for transportation to laboratories within and outside of UT Southwestern. Escort patients to the laboratory.


Contact patients with normal genetic results and complete all normal follow-up letters to patients and clinicians.

Assist with data collection for research studies.

Draw and update pedigrees in pedigree drawing software.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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